Carlile Swimming at Ryde Aquatic Centre runs the higher levels of our Stroke Development classes, plus our Teen and Competitive Squads. This fast-paced environment offers our older swimmers the opportunity to experience competitive swimming in a fun and encouraging way.
Swimmers who are interested in developing as competitive swimmers can join the Carlile Swimming Club at Ryde and can also participate in our Friday Night Races. For more information on the Carlile Swimming Club, click here.
Our Waterbabies, Learn to Swim and the first level of our Stroke Development classes are offered nearby at Carlile Swimming Ryde. Click here for more information.
We welcome you to pop in anytime at the Ryde Aquatic Centre and enquire about our Stroke Development classes and Squads. We hope to see you down there soon.
- Stroke Development – Superfish level
- The Carlile Swimming Club
- Friday Night Races
- A 50m, heated pool.
- Chlorine and UV treated water.
- Seating areas for parents and carers.
- Shower and change room facilities.
- Baby change facilities.
- A retail shop for swimwear, goggles, flippers and more.
There is plenty of free parking available in the Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre car park, which can be accessed from both Margaret Street and Weaver Street.
Programs & Timetable
Carlile Swimming at Ryde Aquatic Centre offers swim programs for older swimmers as listed below. Scroll down for more specific information about these programs and the days and times they are offered.
Mon to Fri from 4pm to 6:15pm
For refining technique
Our Stroke Development Program has 3 ability-based levels, with our friendly staff determining the most appropriate level for your child. The program is designed to develop correct technique across all four strokes, and increase endurance.
After completing the Stroke Development program, children will be proficient in backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle, competitive dives and turns, and have a basic understanding of swimming rules and principles. A child who is confident, proficient and has endurance is a child less likely to panic if they find themselves in a difficult situation.
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Times vary for Squads depending on level. Most Squads run in the late afternoon and evening with one early Saturday morning class for our Performance Transition Squad.
For advancing swimmers
Our squads cater to both recreational and competitive swimmers, improving their technique and fitness. The emphasis in Squads is on endurance, perfecting technique and mastering competitive starts and turns. There are also opportunities for swimmers to progress to advanced competitive squads.
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“After 7 years of swimming lessons with two boys at Carlile, I would highly recommend their swimming programs. Every teacher and supervisor has been professional, enthusiastic, supportive and kind. Our boys love swimming and look forward to seeing their teachers every week.”Kylie EdmondsonCarlile Swimming Ryde
“My three children all love going to swimming lessons at Carlile. Their swimming skills and water confidence have improved so much since starting there, guided by lovely staff who create a warm, fun environment where the kids feel safe.”StephCarlile Swimming Ryde
“As a former Carlile student myself, when it came time to enrol my own children in swim school, I didn’t hesitate to put them into Carlile. The program is really carefully developed to teach children the best technique. The teachers are thorough and the atmosphere is fun and relaxed. Kids really enjoy coming here!”Olivia BeckfordCarlile Swimming Ryde